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Dispatches From Cairo: Ramadan, Revolution and Rumors

Aug 10, 2011
Ramadan Kareem, my friends This year's month of fasting and purification, healing, reflection and prayer has fallen in the hottest month, August, and comes amid unprecedented earthly distractions in Egypt, the ongoing tragic massacre in Syria and crazily careening instability around the globe This year's month of fasting and purification comes amid unprecedented earthly distractions in Egypt and around the globe.

Scattered Violence Kills 21 in Afghanistan

Aug 22, 2010
At a point when news from the Afghanistan war seems to be at its worst ever -- low public support in the US, record-level casualties and falling confidence in NATO's mission -- new bad news tells of at least 21 people being killed, including U troops, children and Afghan security force members, in a span of only 48 hours.

Over 30 Killed in Baghdad Bombings

Sep 29, 2008
A spate of bombings around Baghdad on Sunday killed 34 people, including at least four Iraqi policemen, three soldiers and several civilians shopping in local markets and preparing to break their fasts to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

Former Iraq VP’s Dying Wish Granted

Mar 21, 2007
U.S. and Iraqi authorities have honored the final request of former Iraqi Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan: to be buried next to Saddam Hussein. After Ramadan's execution Tuesday, his remains were flown to Tikrit, where hundreds of mourners were gathering.